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BABYLON DREAMERS

by Roman Shumunov

synopsis

An intimate report from Israel's periphery. A group of young dancers, whose members are immigrants, is trying to compete in the break-dancing World Championship in Germany. The competition is the highlight of their dreams as dancers, but as we watch them prepare, we encounter a world of crisis and alienation. Mixer, 27, is supporting his family and trying to help his younger brothers, who still live with their alcoholic mom. Potter, 21, is in the army now; he still dreams of dancing, but has no one to help him care for his mother, who is ill. And yet, despite the hardships, these bold dancers confront reality head-on, because desperation is a luxury that they can hardly afford.

original title: Babylon Dreamers
country: Israel, Germany
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Roman Shumunov
film run: 88'
release date: HU 26/01/2018
music: Haim Frank Ilfman
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